NO TURNING BACK: Cara Harbison sacrificed her golden locks at the Team Adem World’s Greatest Shave at Buderim.
NO TURNING BACK: Cara Harbison sacrificed her golden locks at the Team Adem World’s Greatest Shave at Buderim. Nicola Brander

There goes the hair: Team Adem rocks the Greatest Shave

UP UNTIL the big shave, mother-daughter duo Pam and Jodie Miles had enough hair between them to almost match Rapunzel.

The pair shaved their long locks off as part of the Team Adem World's Greatest Shave event in Buderim yesterday.

"I haven't had short hair since I was a baby," Pam laughed.

Jilly Harbison and Henry Evans, who was dyeing to help.
Jilly Harbison and Henry Evans, who was dyeing to help.

"I cherished my long locks. I'm definitely known for my hair."

Background: Brave Adem Crosby loses his fight with leukaemia

The Miles family has been involved with the Team Adem shave since it started in 2011, in support of Jodie's good friend Adem Crosby who had been diagnosed with leukemia.

Mr Crosby died in May 2013, but his legacy lived on in the organisation.

This year Jodie and Pam braved the shave for the first time, with their family of five raising more than $12,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

"Knowing it's all in good memory of Adem and knowing he's looking down on us, I'm very proud," Jodie, 20, said.

The Buderim women were two of the hundreds who shaved their heads in Team Adem events.

Bella Thomson, 11, lost over 25cm of her hair to a good cause.
Bella Thomson, 11, lost over 25cm of her hair to a good cause.

Thousands took part colouring and cutting their hair - and even their eyebrows - at Chancellor State College, Matthew Flinders, Sunshine Coast Grammar and the big shave in the Buderim Woolworths carpark.

With locks almost to her backside, the Buderim youngster donated more than 25cm of her hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which provides women going through cancer with real-hair wigs.

"My friends are so excited to see my new haircut," said Bella, who raised more than $2000.

"I'm really excited because my hair is going towards a person who has no hair and it's going to be a beautiful wig for someone."

Team Adem founder Brent Crosby said the combined efforts of residents, volunteers and students contributed to a combined $60,000 raised for the Leukaemia Foundation - making it the biggest fundraising group in Queensland.

To donate to any of the Team Adem World's Greatest Shave participants, visit http://www.teamadem.com.au.

Peter Merritt gets his head shaved.
Peter Merritt gets his head shaved.


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